Thursday, November 19, 2015

Loui Eriksson nets hat trick in win over Wild


Minnesota Wild @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 19, 2015.
On Thursday night the Bruins hosted the Minnesota Wild and played better than their last game to get the 4-2 win with Loui Eriksson leading the way with a hat trick.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Off the next faceoff after the goal, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Wild Brett Bulmer and gave him a good pounding in a no doubt win over Bulmer. That was Beleskey's first fighting major with the Bruins.

Bruins Matt Beleskey vs Wild Brett Bulmer

In the second period, Wild Jason Zucker scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Wild Jordan Schroeder scored, making it 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 9th goal of the season, earning him his 1st hat trick as a member of the Bruins, making the score 4-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 24 saves on 26 shots. Gustavsson is now 4-1-0 with a 2.20 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-26, hits 29-23 and blocked shots 16-10. The Wild led the game in faceoff wins 26-22. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Wild went 0-for-3.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-8-1 with 19 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

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